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Potluck August 10, 2019

Photo shows (left to right) Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode, Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, Secretary and Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, and Events Committee Member Bing Gelman at the Potluck in Makati City on August 10, 2019.

DA Philippines had a potluck on Saturday August 10, 2019 from 2-5pm in Makati City with 13 attendees. 

Thanks Events Committee Member Bing for your generosity hosting and providing many dishes, and thank you everyone for the good food! We enjoyed popcorn, quesadillas, potato gratin, chili, pancit (Filipino stir-fried noodles), carrot cake, chocolate walnut cookies, a scrumptious fruit plate, and wine among others.

Our next activities are:

  1. Third 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch on Friday September 13, 2019 8-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City
  2. Database Clean-Up on Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor, Corinthian Plaza Building, 121 Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
  3. General Meeting on Saturday October 26, 2019 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor, Corinthian Plaza Building, 121 Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
  4. Speaker Event: Balangiga Bells Lecture on Saturday November 9, 2019 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor, Corinthian Plaza Building, 121 Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for US citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with eight positions on the DNC, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up for free at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines homepage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Press contact: email Democrats Abroad Philippines da-ph@democratsabroad.org

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2nd 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch

Photo shows (left to right) Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) former Chair John Boyd, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, DAPh Vice-Chair Angelo Goode, and DAPh Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Coordinator Brian Borlongan watching the second Democratic presidential primary debate on CNN at Union Jack Tavern, Makati City on August 1, 2019.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is committed to an inclusive approach, and has taken extensive steps to run fair and transparent Democratic presidential primary debates to ensure this historically large field of candidates gets the opportunity to make their case on the debate stage to a wide audience. And Democrats Abroad's North Star has always been to:

  1. Give the grassroots a bigger voice than ever before
  2. Showcase our candidates
  3. Have a debate on the issues, not hand size
  4. Reach as many voters as possible.

DA Philippines watched the Second 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on Wednesday July 31 and Thursday August 1, 2019 from 8-10am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

20 candidates joined the second Democratic presidential primary debate in Detroit, Michigan. On Night 1: Gov Steve Bullock, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Rep John Delaney, Gov John Hickenlooper, Sen Amy Klobuchar, Rep Beto O’Rourke, Rep Tim Ryan, Sen Bernie Sanders, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Ms Marianne Williamson. And Night 2: Sen Michael Bennet, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen Cory Booker, Sec Julian Castro, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep Tulsi Gabbard, Sen Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen Kamala Harris, Gov Jay Inslee, Mr Andrew Yang. 12 debates total, which is double the number of debates first announced in 2016. The debate occurred over the course of two nights to make room for candidates, which was never done before prior to this cycle.

The DNC added a grassroots fundraising component to the threshold to empower small-dollar donors, ensuring the debate stage is as inclusive as possible. Setting this benchmark for campaigns encourages and rewards them for engaging in work the DNC believes they absolutely must do in order to beat Donald Trump. And the DNC asked media partners to commit to a woman and a person of color moderating each debate—celebrate diversity!

Official CNN link to second night's debate, here.

The way we win is by reaching voters and organizing everywhere. That is why the DNC, state parties and voters across the country and around the world—including 100 through Democrats Abroad—host watch parties, to hear firsthand from the candidates about their ideas for the American people.

The DNC negotiated with its media partners to ensure the debate was held in prime time and on two consecutive weeknights—something unprecedented for either the Democratic or Republican party. The lineups for each night were selected through a process that ensures no candidate begins the debate calendar at an immediate disadvantage because they've been relegated to a 'kids table' debate.

INTEGRITY, IDEAS, SUBSTANCE, SOLUTIONS

The American people saw leadership on stage at the second Democratic presidential primary debate. They saw candidates who are laser-focused on the future. And they saw a debate on the issues. The contrast with Donald Trump was clear—this debate focused on the policy solutions to serious problems. We didn't hear candidates talk about hand-size. They talked about:

  1. Gun violence—no matter what candidate or where a candidate is from, everyone believes we need to act on gun violence, while Republicans have done nothing
  2. Healthcare—everyone on that stage agrees we need to expand access to healthcare, not take it away
  3. Economy
  4. Climate Change
  5. Immigration.

What’s the biggest takeaway? As Americans, it's clear the Democratic Party has our back. No matter which one of our exceptional candidates clinches the nomination, the American people know they'll have a leader they can trust. Any candidate on that stage would be a better president than Donald Trump.

Debate #3 will take place September 12, 2019 (and potentially 13th) in Dallas, Texas. The June and July debates, Debate #1 and Debate #2 respectively, were more lenient and gave as many candidates as possible the opportunity to introduce themselves to America. Future debates, beginning with September, require candidates to reach a much higher bar:

  1. Polling—at least 2% in four national polls
  2. Donors—at least 130,000 unique donors, with at least 400 unique donors in 20 or more states.

In other words, if a candidate totaled their number of donors per state, at least 20 states have to have at least 400 donors. Candidates must reach both requirements to qualify. This is double the 1% polling threshold and a 65,000 donor minimum from the past two rounds, when candidates only had to clear one of the two bars. We'll know which candidates qualified at the end of August. By the end of July, seven candidates qualified, three candidates met one requirement, and 15 have yet to reach either requirement. Candidates who don't qualify for September could still qualify for October. The requirements will be the same, but they'll have more time to meet that threshold.

Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for US citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the DNC, with eight positions on the DNC, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines homepage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

Press Contact: Email Democrats Abroad Philippines at da-ph@democratsabroad.org.


General Meeting July 6, 2019 and Independence Day

Photo shows (left to right) Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, DAPh Events Committee Bing Gelman, DAPh former Chair John Boyd, DAPh Member Jon Sachs, DAPh Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Coordinator Brian Borlongan, DAPh former Vice-Chair Gene Boggs, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, DAPh Makati Ward and former Secretary Omar Tiwana, DAPh Vice-Chair Angelo Goode, and DAPh Photographer Joan Corpuz.

DA Philippines held its third quarter general meeting on Saturday July 6, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club (Library), 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

We followed up discussion from the previous April 6, 2019 meeting; reported on the Tax Seminar, Memorial Day Commemoration, and the 2019 Global Meeting; and discussed our 2020 Strategy--the first primary is on February 3, 2020 and the global primary is March 3-10, 2020.

We also shared that the Election Assistance Commission 2018 survey report findings note the rate of total ballot return by civilian voters abroad went up 300% from 2014 in 2018. Knowing Democrats Abroad figures, that suggests that Democrats Abroad directly helped nearly 50% of those voters! Further details will be sent out after a more in-depth dive into the numbers, but let's all take a moment to congratulate and thank each other for a job really well done. Many many kudos to each and every one of you.

Minutes of the July 6, 2019 meeting, here.

After the meeting, we celebrated July 4th Independence Day organized by the Elks Club.

And together with July 4th, we celebrated Juneteenth. Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real. Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, it’s an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states. This year is the 154th anniversary. Read the Emancipation Proclamation about the importance of freedom for all people, especially in these times, here. You can find a playlist and more information about Juneteenth celebration, here.

Our next activities will be the Second 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch on (1) Wednesday July 31 and (2) Thursday August 1, 2019 from 9-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City. There is no fee to attend (self-paid à la carte menu). All you need is a keen interest in the Democratic candidates’ political platforms and sharing your views with other members of DA Philippines. Come and go as you like on Wednesday and Thursday from 9-11am. This is an informal get-together, so no need to RSVP.

The next general meeting is on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Democrats Abroad is the official organization of the Democratic Party for US citizens living permanently or temporarily abroad. The organization is given state-level recognition by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with eight positions on the DNC, and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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1st 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Watch

Article by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, edited by DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan for consistency and DAPh Vice-Chair Angelo Goode for formatting. Attendees included: DAPh Chair Lisa, DAPh Communications Manager Morrie and his partner, GOTV Coordinator Brian, DAPh former Chair John Boyd, and DAPh Member Elian Habayeb and his partner.

Which one of the 20 Democratic presidential candidates will stand out in the primary debates and eventually go on to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election?

DAPh members, partners and friends watched the First 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on Thursday and Friday June 27 and 28, 2019 from 9-11am at Union Jack Tavern, 105 VA Rufino corner Esteban Streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City. 20 Democratic contenders hotly vied for the coveted nomination. So much talent--and only one nomination!

We also shared among ourselves our interests in and views about the Democratic candidates’ political platforms.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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British View of Trump

Article shared by Democrats Abroad Philippines Member Frank Holz, “sent to [him] by a friend, that encapsulates the man we must beat in 2020 (June 24, 2019)."

Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"

Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:

"A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.

I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.

There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

'My God… what… have… I… created?'"

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Democrats Abroad Philippines Honors American and Filipino World War II Heroes

Article by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan. Photo by DPGK Photography Dale Pagkalinawan shows DAPh members (left to right) John Stephany, Bing Gelman, Kathryn Carpenter-Perlas, Lisa Pagkalinawan (Chair), Morrie, Brian Borlongan (Get Out The Vote Coordinator), and Stephen L. Tyler laying a Memorial Day commemorative wreath.  More photos by Stephen, here.

To honor the Americans and Filipinos who fell and went missing in World War II, members of DA Philippines donated a commemorative wreath and attended the Memorial Day ceremony on May 26, 2019. Thanks DA International Chair Julia Bryan for suggesting the wreath! 

To raise money for the wreath, a few members independently placed a GoFundMe page on social media channels to see if their friends and other members would respond to their request. The page showed a panoramic view of the Manila American Cemetery as well as a historic photograph of Douglas MacArthur returning to the Philippines. The words read:

“In World War II, Douglas MacArthur promised the Philippines, 'I shall return!' He and America kept its word at the cost of more than 17,058 of its young men and women. These American and Filipino Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Doctors and Nurses, made the final sacrifice and have been laid to rest in the Manila American Cemetery. An additional 36,286 are still Missing In Action. Help us honor these souls on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019, please give to our cause to fund a wreath for them. God bless all who sacrifice for freedom.”

Within days, DAPh members and friends answered the call of the GoFundMe page, gave generously to the cause, and the cost of the wreath was met. A handsome wreath was designed around lovely red Anthurium flowers.

DAPh Chair Lisa said, “The use of this modern application on social media, to fund an old tradition of honoring our fallen soldiers teaches us that where is a will – there is, indeed, a way. When the idea to purchase a wreath for the Memorial Day event was broached, one of the first questions that arose was, ‘How will our organization raise the money?’ A couple of enterprising members came forward and offered to independently create a fund-raising page using the free GoFundMe application, and if it worked, the proceeds would be donated to our cause. Our wreath is proof that generosity and goodwill still exist in the hearts of Americans. We thank you for your help. God bless.”

Check out a few pictures from Memorial Day 2019 events in France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Philippines, here.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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2019 Global Meeting


Photo by Ron Cogswell.

Democrats Abroad (DA) members from around the world attended the 2019 Global Meeting on May 17-19, 2019 in Washington DC, in person and online, to prepare for the 2020 Primary and General Elections.

Aside from regular DA business, the Global Meeting:

  1. Discussed charter amendments and resolutions
  2. Ran training sessions with local experts and DA field volunteers
  3. Conducted the biennial Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA) executive committee elections (every other year)
  4. Held regional DA meetings alongside the Global Meeting to elect Regional Vice-Chairs (RVC), among others.
Global Meeting presentations and videos. Regional Meeting and RVC Election recordings

For resolutions, DA Philippines (DAPh) Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan and Vice-Chair Angelo Goode co-sponsored the resolution on Medicare for All. They also expressed support for:

  1. Non-closure of the more than 20 US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices outside the United States that process applications for visas, adoptions, green card abandonment, and more
  2. Transgender military and veterans
  3. Gun violence prevention
  4. Green new deal
  5. Renewable energy 2019.
Democrats Abroad categorizes the Philippines under the Asia Pacific (AP) Region, and Kat Allikian of DA New Zealand was re-elected AP Regional Vice-Chair for a second term (two-year term).

The Global Meeting also hosted several talks with Democratic Party leaders, including elected officials and members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) leadership.

If DA members are interested in attending future Global Meetings, you may apply for the Travel Fund for some financial assistance.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at www.democratsabroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar

Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Photographer Joan Corpuz shows (left to right) DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode, DAPh Treasurer Kathleen Bergeron, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, Speaker and Manrkē’s Asia Pacific Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Medalla, and DAPh Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan.

DA Philippines held a Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 3:30-5pm at the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, with some 22 attendees.

Speaker Richard Medalla, Manrkē’s Asia Pacific CEO, explained who is required to file US income taxes, Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR), and Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reports. He also presented common challenges facing Americans abroad in complying with US tax reporting requirements, and answered questions from the audience.

Event flier, here.

Speaker Richard’s presentation, here.

His company profile, here.

DA tax advocacy work, here.

Our next activity is Memorial Day organized by the American Association of the Philippines on Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Manila American Cemetery. Members please check your email, including Spam, Updates and Promotions folders for the official email blast with the announcement containing further information. We are contributing a wreath and would very much appreciate donations. Kindly email DAPh Communications Manager Morrie at morriejane@yahoo.com if you would like to make a donation. Please donate--thank you!

We are also organizing a social event potluck. And if there is sufficient interest, a speaker event on the three historic Balangiga Bells, which were returned to the Philippines last year after being taken over a century ago. More to follow.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at www.democratsabroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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General Meeting April 6, 2019

Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Admin Brian Borlongan shows (left to right) DAPh members Angela Reyes, Mary Ellen de Jesus, Yasmin Tiwana, Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, DAPh former Vice-Chair Gene Boggs, DAPh former Secretary Omar Tiwana, DAPh former Treasurer Gay Zialcita, and DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode at the Elks Club in Makati City.

DA Philippines held its 2nd Quarter General Meeting on Saturday April 6, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Library of the Elks Club, 7th Floor Corinthian Plaza Building, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

We discussed DA International Chair Julia Bryan's report on 2018 wins; how to drive engagement, share expertise and prepare for 2020 through greater levels of participation; and having a candidate education event.

A Membership Management Committee was formed.

The next two events are:

  1. Tax for Americans Abroad Seminar on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 3:30-5pm at the Elks Club Manila Room. Here's the flier.
  2. Memorial Day on Monday May 27, 2019 at the Manila American Cemetery, organized by the American Association of the Philippines. We intend to contribute a wreath.

Here are the:

  1. Agenda for the April 6, 2019 meeting
  2. Minutes from the April 6, 2019 meeting.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines webpage, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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1st Progressive Drinking Party to Clean Up the Membership Database at Launch Lab Test Kitchen

Photo by Democrats Abroad (DA) Philippines (DAPh) Events Committee Bing Gelman shows (left to right) DAPh Secretary and Events Committee Chair Jeremy Slagle, DA Lion City (Singapore) former Vice-Chair and DAPh former Treasurer Bill Gelman, DAPh Communications Manager Morrie Kayanan, DAPh former Chair John Boyd, DAPh members Tricia Jimenez, Angela Reyes, DAPh Chair Lisa Pagkalinawan, and DAPh Vice-Chair and Database and Social Media Manager Angelo Goode at Launch Lab Test Kitchen in Makati City.

DA Philippines held a Progressive Drinking Party to clean up the database on Saturday February 2, 2019 from 2-4pm at Launch Lab Test Kitchen, Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Renaissance Building, 215 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Thanks DAPh Events Committee Bing for the recommendation to have a Progressive Drinking Party, which is a concept borrowed from DA Lion City (Singapore) Chair Patricia Reed who is happy for other DA Country Committees to also hold their own Progressive Drinking Parties.

Thanks also to the volunteers for all your hard work and dedication--calling, emailing and texting some 329 DAPh members to verify they are still living in the Philippines by collecting their current landline and cell phone numbers.

And thanks DAPh Secretary and Events Committee Chair Jeremy for providing the space for us with light snacks.

Once all the corrections are inputted, we should organize another database clean-up event. And the Events Committee will be meeting, to be announced, to discuss events planning.

If you are not yet a member of Democrats Abroad, you can become one by signing up at DemocratsAbroad.org. Visit Democrats Abroad Philippines website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

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